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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Gallimaufry#5

Just a bunch of random photos from my corner of the world ...


Butterfly on a bird's eye chili plant

I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man? 
                                                                                                                                 Zhuangzi

Sky watch from my balcony

And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.
                                                                                                                           Genesis 1:8

MALAYSIAN STREET FOOD

Thunder tea

Thunder tea

image credit - Lee Khang Yi

Lei (thunder) Cha (tea) was so named because of the loud noise made when the ingredients were traditionally pounded in a pestle and mortar. Essentially, it is a rice bowl topped with an assortment of green vegetables, beans, nuts, tofu, etc.  A hot green broth is poured into the bowl and given a good mix. Very unique, very healthy but certainly not everyone's cup of tea. Don't mind the pun! Grassy and a tad bitter, Lei cha is an acquired taste. Think ancient Chinese pesto!

Love it or hate it  there's no in-between.

Indian street food



Nyonya desserts (kueh)




Weekly fogging for mosquito control

A food bank was initiated by our condo residents to help out fellow residents. 
Many of our neighbours have lost their businesses and livelihoods because of covid-19


My Corner of the World

61 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos, interesting to see all those different foods. The sky shot is fabulous. And I love that you have all created a food bank to help residents in need, wonderful idea. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

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  2. I am sure I would like to taste some of that food. Sorry for the lost jobs...like everywhere. Cursed virus!

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  3. Your butterfly is a Tawny Coster in case you are interested. All of that food looks so good. I just had breakfast but just looking at it makes me hungry again!

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  4. Great post as always. The food all looks incredible delicious! Very nice that that your condo has set up a food bank, people need to help each other through this devastating time.

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  5. Beautiful photos, Veronica! The food looks great, and the sky is very pretty. I wish I had a butterfly like that in my garden.

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  6. That sure is some terrific looking food!

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  7. Hello,

    Beautiful captures of the sky and butterfly. The food all looks delicious.
    It is sad so many businesses are closing due to Covid, the same is happening around the world.
    Take care, enjoy your day!

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  8. Veronica, I should know better than to have looked at this post before eating. All these foods look so good even before breakfast and have you tried many of these? Interesting to read how thunder tea was named. The fog spray for mosquito control looked similar to what was done in our former VA neighborhood, which was a small town of 500 residents and summer time was hot and humid, perfect mosquito weather 😟Starting a food back in your condo was caring, considerate and thoughtful of residents. There was a similar initiative here at the mill apts months ago and residents responded with many donations. It has ended now with the drop in virus cases in the state/city.

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  9. Coisas deliciosas e com muito bom aspecto.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    Livros-Autografados

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  10. That butterfly picture is stunning Veronica! Interesting foods you featured here too. Would like to try some of it some day. Great pictures!!

    Betty

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  11. The food looks delicious and the photos are great. Stunning sky shot. Have a wonderful day.

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  12. I think I like Lei Cha! 😊
    If you notice that cakes are gone, know that it are at me. Very good! I'm floating in the clouds you photographed. 😊
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    I have no words to express my sadness about what is happening in the world...

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  13. Wow, what a collection of images.

    I am pretty sure that I would love the Thunder Tea, and also the Indian Street Food.

    Your sunset image is superb.

    The Kueh looks great as well.

    I guess the weekly mosquito fogging is necessary but I'd be closing my windows!!

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  14. A lovely food and well though out, the Tawny Coster butterfly is beautiful.

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  15. Wow such nice photo trip at your place!I never have heard of all the things you mention on your photoes

    The food looks tasty and wonderful which we dont have here in europe..

    Thanx for sharing!

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  16. Beautiful - and enticing.
    With a big hooray for those who stock the food banks.

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  17. I love the photos. The food looks delicious.

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  18. What a spectacular sky, Veronica. I never walk past a food bank collection without adding something as I know people who depended on one. Have a blessed week.

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  19. I love your all photos but especially the food photos:-)

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  20. The street food looks so good! and especially your photo of the sky is breathtaking, so gorgeous!! Now you have made me hungry!

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  21. That is a beautiful photo of the butterfly. They never sit still long enough for me to take their picture. They always flutter about so quickly. I love the butterfly quote, it's delightful. These desserts look Yummy, and you always have such delicious foods on your blog. The view of the sky from your balcony is beautiful. That is a wonderful thing that the food bank does for the residents.

    Have a lovely week.

    ~Sheri

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  22. Lovely pictures especially the butterfly. It's almost suppertime here and all the food pictures are making me extra hungry.

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  23. Your food photography is worthy of any glossy epicurean magazine. Beautiful. Have never heard of kueh. Had to look it up. Now I need to taste it!!

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  24. I like to be a butterfly - sometimes I dream it too ;-)
    Greetings from Germany
    Kirsi

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  25. Beautiful butterfly; I liked the sky picture as well. ALL that food…WOW!

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  26. Gorgeous and interesting photos.

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  27. I think we are butterflies dreaming that we are human beings!
    Lovely quote!
    Your post is quite amazing and full of colors and I love the sky from your balcony, Veronica!
    Happy Azi!

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  28. Indian street food ... I love their spicy aromas and flavors, like cardamom and ginger. When I eat Indian food I often dream away to the colorful, calm and thoughtful part of India. Hope to be able to travel there sometime.

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  29. lol. a little too much food for me.
    So I was happy to find a butterfly in your post. And a beauty. :)

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  30. Very enjoyable! I have thoroughly enjoy all of your photos and quotes. Thank you Veronica. I am so sorry to hear about your neighbors and the loss of their businesses. So many people here are losing theirs also and we do what we can. It is a very worrying time and I wish you good health and happiness.

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  31. I was just reading about fogging for mosquitoes. Fogging only kills 10% of the mosquitoes it reaches. But it also kills 10% of all beneficial insects, including that lovely butterfly.

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  32. Such a great variety of food.
    Love that sunset, wonderful photo.
    So amazing that your condominium got together to arrange a food bank program for those in need. Great spirit of cooperation.
    Here we usually have food bank collections at supermarkets.
    Have a wonderful weekend Veronica.

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  33. Dear Veronica,
    the food bank is a good idea of social assistance! I don't know if I would like Thunder tea - but I would definitely try it :-) I know Indian street food and I like it too, if it is not toooooooooooo hot for European palates ;-) The Nyonya desserts look good - but unfortunately a lot of plastic ... The Weekly fogging for mosquito control is scary to me. Are you sure that this is harmless to humans (and to other animals?)? The butterfly and the orange-blue sky are pleasing sights!
    Hugs and happy weekend, Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/07/katzengeschichten-und-gartenbilder.html

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  34. Hmmmm, you made me all hungry with this exotic food.
    Again we will not have a food festival due to the pandemic, it´s frustrating, not only for the taste-buds. So many businesses close down.

    We have those help-centers, too, so sad this is needed, so thankful we don´t need this.
    Weird times, great to read this post! It´s a bit of a holiday.

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  35. Quanti dolci....li mangerei tutti.
    Buon fine settimana

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  36. I would like to taste both Indian and Malaysian food. That's a nice report, Veronica.
    Unfortunately, since Covid-19 epidemic began, in early 2020, many people who run restaurants, clothes shops, grocery stores, etc. have been losing their job. In this context, I think rich people may become richer.

    Have a nice weekend ☀️

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  37. That sunset photo is beautiful with the orange and blue, and the food bank is a great idea. It's so sad how this virus has made things difficult for so many but good there are a lot of ways we can help!

    Hope you are having a good weekend! Was a busy day yesterday so will be a relaxing one today!

    Away From The Blue

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  38. The food looks amazing I love all the photos

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  39. Good about the food bank -- sad that it is needed. Same thing has happened everywhere to some extent I guess. The street food all looks wonderful to me. I'm guessing I'd love the Thunder Tea, which name made me laugh! But it sounds good (easy to say without knowing what the green sauce exactly would taste like of course!) I wish I could try it!

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  40. I remember those birds eye chillis. Never again!. However we do love Indian food, hence five trips to India.

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  41. What a nice post good to see the community all helping each other

    The street food looks delicious my mouth is watering :-)

    Have a heartwarmingtastic week 👍

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  42. Great post about culinary froom many countries. Success for your blog

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  43. Those are randomly beautiful photos!

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  44. Love the colors! And the street food.

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  45. Beautiful post and pictures with a few sobering ones to bring us back done to earth.

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  46. ...thanks for the yummy post.

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  47. I am drooling all over my M<ac book, as I miss Malay food so very much. It's been an eternity!

    I loved that butterfly by the birds eye chilli and the glorious skies. We have got a few of those lately and I posted them on my #WW linky this time.

    The butterfly quote is <3 as are you my dear friend, Vero. <3 <3

    Tightest hugs. xox

    https://natashamusing.com/2021/07/the-artists-way-wordlesswednesday-wednesdaywisdom/

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  48. Beautiful photos! That sunset is stunning.

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  49. Love your collages of random photos. It reminds our mom of things she used to see when she was a flight attendant traveling around the world.

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  50. What a mouth-watering post!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/07/a-bit-of-saint-kitts.html!

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  51. The food all looks good. Does the mosquito fogging cause breathing problems, or do people have to stay indoors while it is done?

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  52. Dearest Veronica,
    The food did bring me back to living and working in Indonesia and often being in Singapore...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  53. Todo muy interesante, me ha gustado todo. Besos.

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  54. Really interesting blog post. Thaks for sharing and thanks for visiting.

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  55. Thanks for the wonderful photos! I just love that butterfly picture along with the sunset, and the food all looks yummy :) Thanks for the visit too :)

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  56. God sure does good work! The sky is gorgeous.

    The food looks sooo good, I'd love to sample those sweets :)

    There are lots of food banks springing up, they give me hope for our culture. Glad your place has one, too.

    Thanks for sharing your link at My Corner of the World this week!

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  57. Look at all that yummy looking food!

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  58. Wow you take so much time making interesting posts. Mine are just ...well..blah - here's a photo and that's about it, lol. Anyway, weekly fogging - ..all that delicious looking food, the butterfly... etc. i enjoy your blog.

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